The wall paintings—motifs painted on a wall in front of the Institute of Fine Arts of Chittagong University (CU) ahead of celebrating Pahela Baishakh have been damaged by the miscreants early Wednesday.
Campus sources said a group of 6-7 miscreants on three motorcycles came to the spot on Badshah Miah road around 12:30am and sprang burnt Mobil on the wall paintings.
SM Al Mahmud, a master’s student of the institute, said they painted motifs on the wall on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh. “But the miscreants damaged those under the cover of darkness when there was no electricity.”
The criminals ran away before students reached the spot after sensing the incident, he said.
Deputy Commissioner (South) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) SM Mostain Hossain said they are scrutinising CCTV footage and will arrest the criminals after identifying them..